TMJ Disorders

TEMPORAL MANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ) is a hinge joint which connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull.

TMJ DISORDERS – what is it: hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of skull in front of each ear Symptoms: pain in jaw joint, jaw locking or clicking on opening/closing, swelling on side of face, trouble chewing or sudden discomfort when biting, headaches, toothaches, shoulder or neck pain.

TREATMENTS – crown/bridge work to correct bite, splint or orthotic guard, medications, orthodontics (braces)